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Factors affecting success in organic chemistry

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Date Issued:
2006
Summary:
In this study we correlate academic and non-academic descriptors with Organic Chemistry final grades for students enrolled at a Florida public university. Using multiple regression analysis, the following predictors are analyzed for a sample population of 904 students: age, gender, ethnicity, academic classification, SAT scores, major, overall grade point average (GPA), semesters lapsed between courses, institution where General Chemistry was taken, prerequisite grades, and number of math and science courses taken with their respective grades. Results indicate strong correlations exist between final grade in Organic Chemistry, GPA and General Chemistry final grade. Additionally, Organic Chemistry final grades correlate with academic course load and the type of institution where General Chemistry was studied. We believe these results can be employing as a tool for advising students in planning their academic programs.
Title: Factors affecting success in organic chemistry.
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Name(s): Zaplatynski, Andrea Maria
Florida Atlantic University, Degree Grantor
Haky, Jerome E., Thesis Advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2006
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 93 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: In this study we correlate academic and non-academic descriptors with Organic Chemistry final grades for students enrolled at a Florida public university. Using multiple regression analysis, the following predictors are analyzed for a sample population of 904 students: age, gender, ethnicity, academic classification, SAT scores, major, overall grade point average (GPA), semesters lapsed between courses, institution where General Chemistry was taken, prerequisite grades, and number of math and science courses taken with their respective grades. Results indicate strong correlations exist between final grade in Organic Chemistry, GPA and General Chemistry final grade. Additionally, Organic Chemistry final grades correlate with academic course load and the type of institution where General Chemistry was studied. We believe these results can be employing as a tool for advising students in planning their academic programs.
Identifier: 9780542745997 (isbn), 13389 (digitool), FADT13389 (IID), fau:10239 (fedora)
Note(s): Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2006.
Subject(s): Chemistry, Organic--Study and teaching
Education, Secondary
Regression analysis
Academic achievement--Education (Higher)--Florida
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